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Encouraged by capability upgrades, Hodges highlights remaining gaps

October 11, 2017 |
Courtney McBride
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The commander of U.S. Army Europe continues to call for aviation assets, short-range air defense, and long-range fires, but is encouraged by efforts to increase capability on the continent. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges told reporters Oct. 10 he is "very excited" about the introduction of a 30 mm cannon and Javelin remote weapon station for Europe-based Strykers. "The 2nd Cavalry Regiment obviously is very important for us," he said. Not only due to the vehicle itself, but "the organization, the...

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